Major Settlement in the Parish of South Stoke
- Stoches 1086 DB
- Sudstok 1242 Fees689
- Suth Stok 1281 Ipm
v. stoc . 'South' in relation to North Stoke infra 173. North and South Stoke were probably two strongholds guarding the ford over the Arun here, where the river passes through a narrow gap in the South Downs.